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Mutant in paradise... Mutant in paradise...

Mutant in paradise...

Last season I ramped up my brugmansia hybridizing efforts using brugmansias with mutant and deeply serrated foliage.  The results of those...
Just what I need, another garden vice... Just what I need, another garden vice...

Just what I need, another garden vice...

Just what I need on my already overflowing plate, another garden vice! I'm totally swamped with my brugmansia hybridizing program  yet I...
An elegant brugmansia seedling earns keeper status An elegant brugmansia seedling earns keeper status

An elegant brugmansia seedling earns keeper status

I've been watching this brugmansia seedling perform for several years now and decided it was time to make it a keeper!
Looking back into the past.... Looking back into the past....

Looking back into the past....

It is hard to imagine that it has been nearly 5 years since I was actively posting to my garden blog. Today is the start of a new era as I commit to...
Introducing Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea' Introducing Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea'

Introducing Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea'

Brugmansia 'Audrey Lea' is a recent Sommer Gardens introduction with nearly red double blooms.  When you see the photo album below...

Fred's Garden Blog

After a nearly five year hiatus, Fred's Garden Blog is back! Now you can enjoy and experience the gardening exploits and adventures of Fred in his quest to hybridize brugmansia and keep his jungle and nursery under control.

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This Brugmansia seedling keeps wowing me

If I was to create a top ten list of Angel Trumpet seedlings currently in my watch zone, this one would be near the top of the list.  It is from a cross I made between Brugmansia Daydreams and Ludger's Windsong.During its recent flush of blooms it wowed me even more by having the inner corolla skirt turn orange, while the outer remained lemon yellow. The blooms were a real show stopper for sure. I'm super excited about the potential of this seedling, I have several seed pods growing from ...
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Intoducing another showy white Angel Trumpet seedling

Here's another new white Angel Trumpet seedling that recently impressed me with its blooms. This one is from a cross I made between Brugmansia Ludger's Windsong x Naughty Nick. Even though the parent's bloom yellow and orange respectively, the blooms on this seedling are snow white and quite showy.  I feel this seedling is worthy of at least watching for a few more bloom cycles before deciding its fate.  What I decided to do is group the white seedlings I'm watching together and wait ...
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A golden Angel Trumpet illuminated the Christmas Eve sky

On Christmas Eve I was greeted with this bright golden orange Angel Trumpet seedling.  It is seedling #15 from a cross I made between Brugmansia Cassies Curls and (Ludger's Windsong x Creamsicle).All three blooms that opened at the same time all had the workings of a second corolla skirt stuffed up inside the bloom.  This means the next set of blooms could actually turn-out to be doubles!  Then again, they could easily just look the same as the first set of blooms.The medium size blooms are ...
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Brugmansia Daydreams x Ludger's Windsong revisited

Now that our nights have cooled most of my Angel Trumpets have switched into bloom mode.  One that has certainly raised the bar in my hybridizing program is this Brugmansia Daydreams x Ludger's Windsong seedling.It is now in its second year of trialing and it just keeps getting better and better.  It survived our hot and steamy Florida Summer without a problem and it is especially loving our current weather.In warmer weather the blooms stay lemon yellow but when the weather cools they slowly ...
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This new double yellow Angel Trumpet will "wow" you

My Angel Trumpet seedlings have rewarded me with a bunch of promising yellow/orange blooms this year.  Out of the entire lot, this one stands out above the rest.  It is a seedling from a cross involving Brugmansia Day Dreams x Ludger's Windsong.Often yellow brugmansia blooms take on some orange coloration as they age, but not this one.  This seedling stays yellow from start to finish.The blooms are medium in size and long lasting, even in our Florida heat.  So far it has been a great ...
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Angel Trumpet Brugmansia Rubirosa x Ludger's Windsong

This new angel trumpet seedling recently produced an impressive display of blooms.  It is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Rubirosa' x 'Ludger's Windsong'.As you can see it has it's father's style including Ludger's Windsong's crazy corolla teeth.At first I thought the blooms were going to stay snow white, but after a couple of days of aging they picked up a slight apricot color. Seeing how this was the first flush for this seedling, the final color is likely to change as the seedling ...
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A golden Angel Trumpet gets closer to being a keeper

I have several seedlings from a cross I made between Brugmansia Ludger's Windsong and (Color Point x Double Dark Rosetta) that have made it into my watch zone last year.  Here is seedling #5, one that is getting closer to earning keeper status. As you can see Ludger's Windsong had a strong influence on this seedling with its similar coloration and wild corolla teeth. I'm really liking the looks of this one and anxious to see how it performs during our sauna like summer.
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March wraps up as the golden Angel Trumpet month

March turned out to be a golden Angel Trumpet month with more than a dozen promising new yellow/orange seedlings blooming for the first time.  Here is another one that stood out amongst the rest.  It is from a cross involving Brugmansia Ludger's Windsong x Angel's Moonlight.  The blooms on this seedling were above average in size with a nice thick texture.  They started out gold and then turned more orange as they aged.  The color was extremely rich and you could spot these blooms from ...
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